Jewelry store robbed, workers tied up in Diamond District
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - The NYPD is looking for three suspects after a brazen daytime jewelry store heist in Manhattan’s Diamond District on Sunday.
Police say three men pretended to be customers inside of Avianne & Co. Jewelers on 47th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, before brandishing firearms and tying up the store’s four employees with zip ties.
The suspects then took an unknown amount of jewelry before escaping. The workers were not injured.
Surveillance video shows the thieves in action. One of them wears a cowboy hat while the robbers raide the safe and display cases. Nearly all the stolen jewelry is thrown into one duffle bag.
Avianne & Co. is known for selling to high-end clientele including rappers Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, reported the NY Post.